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Guided Tour: Camino Portuguese Coastal Route, The Camino Surf & Turf

Summary

  • Camino Portugues Coastal Route 2 - Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

Walk the Camino Portuguese Coastal Route along the sea, in style! Starting from Oia to Santiago de Compostela

Walking the Camino can be an incredibly rewarding and fun time while also providing great exercise. But imagine walking along the most beautiful scenic coasts of Northern Spain.
With an experienced English speaking guide and bilingual in Spanish, we invite you to follow the Portuguese Way with a twist: the coastal route, alongside the amazing sea shores of North Portugal and Galicia, from Viana do Castelo to Santiago. Walk it between Sea and Earth with our Camino, Surf and Turf, Portuguese Coastal Route!
Walk the West coast of Portugal and Spain, and enjoy the sea!

You will start from Viana in Portugal, reaching Santiago while walking next to the most amazing sandy beaches of South Galicia, like the ones near A Guarda, Baiona and the famous Cies Islands, the Praya America. Go for a dip in the clear waters of the Vigo estuary and cross one of the most cultural and historic areas of Spain with medieval towns such as the beautiful Pontevedra and Baiona, the first ever city which heard about the discovery of America.  Oh, and this is an amazing route for gastronomy too with the best seafood Spain can offer: amazing percebes (barnacles), lobsters, oysters and of course, scallops!
Important: Follow The Camino guided trips are guaranteed at a minimum of 7 people registered. In case we do not reach this number, the tour will continue as self guided and we will refund the price of the guide to you.
2018 Availability (Start – End)
15 Sep 18 – 22 Sep 18 (Available)
13 Oct 18 – 20 Oct 18 (Available)
2019 Availability (Start – End)
04 May 19 – 11 May 19 (Available)
22 Jun 19 – 28 Jun 19 (Available)
07 Sep 19 – 14 Sep 19 (Available)
14 Sep 19 – 21 Sep 19 (Yoga Package – Available)

Itinerary


Portuguese Coastal Route 2/2 map
Day 1 on the Camino Portuguese Coastal Route Oia to Baiona – 19km (5h00)
From Oia, you will walk along a coastal footpath away from the main road. After 10km you will then continue along gorgeous coast line on boardwalk with stunning views on the Atlantic Ocean and the Cies islands.
Day 2 on the Camino Portuguese Coastal Route Baiona to Vigo – 26km (6h30)
The way out of the gorgeous town of Baiona will keep you along sandy beach for most of the day. You will have regular opportunity to stop in a local cafe along the beach.
You will then enter a typical galician entrance of Vigo and maze of streets before entering Vigo via its wide sandy beach. Vigo is a very active city that you will reach after 3km walk through the harbour.
Day 3 on the Camino Portuguese Coastal Route Vigo to Pontevedra – 19km (4h00)
There will be a transfer from Vigo to Redondela which is included in the price. Reaching the historic site of Ponte Sampaio, the Camino crosses the Verdugo River. During the War of Independence, Napoleon’s army suffered one of its greatest defeats in Galicia at this bridge, at the hands of the armed populace. Heading up a cobbled footpath we come to the 13th Century church of Santa Maria. Views of the Bay of Vigo are fabulous!
Day 4 on the Camino Portuguese Coastal Route From Pontevedra to Caldas De Rei – 21km (4h15)
Passing chestnut groves, the Camino leaves Pontevedra and runs parallel to the railway for a while. After passing through the hamlet of Ponte Cabras, we encounter the rectory of Santa Maria de Alba, tucked away among pine and eucalyptus trees. Emerging from the dense woods of Lombo da Maceira, you’ll see a statue of Saint James the pilgrim, his staff pointing the way ahead. The lovely village of Tibo, with its fountain, public washing place and stone cross, brings us to Caldas do Rei.
Day 5 on the Camino Portuguese Coastal Route Caldas De Rei to Padron – 20km (4h00)
Exiting the town, we take a bridge over the river Umia that leads us to a fountain of hot spring water that has lent the town its name since Roman times. Entering the woods once more, the Camino makes its way gently uphill to the hamlet of Santa Marina. Going downhill, we then cross the river Fontenlo. Finally, following a Camino lined with pine trees, we catch up again with the river as we arrive in Padron. Padron is famous for being the first land sighted by the ship bearing the body of Saint James.
Day 6 on the Camino Portuguese Coastal Route Padron to Santiago de Compostela – 24km (6h00)
The Camino passes through many small villages and hamlets before arriving at the Baroque sanctuary of A Esclavitude. On a hilltop to the left stands the mysterious, abandoned ruins of the hillfort Castro Lupario. As we near Agro dos Monteiros, it is now possible to see the towers of the cathedral. Finally the Camino passes by the ruins of a castle known as A Rocha Vella, before entering the city of the Apostle.
Day 7 on the Camino Portuguese Coastal Route Santiago de Compostela (End of your Camino)
You made it! Congratulations! Get your Compostela at the Pilgrim Office and enjoy this amazing inspirational city! Visit the Cathedral!
Farewell!

Included

Included

  • Experienced Bilingual Guide
  • 7 nights in comfortable accommodation, Half Board
  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Holiday Pack – sent to 1st Hotel
  • Walking notes & maps
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • Airport Transfer from Santiago Airport to Oia
  • Airport transfer from Santiago Hotel to Santiago Airport

Optional

  • Extra nights in Santiago

Not Included

  • Flights/train
  • Insurance
  • Drinks/Lunch

Access

Getting There:

To Viana do Castelo: Porto airport with British Airways, Ryanair or Easyjet.
Second option to Viana do Castelo: Vigo Airport with Ryanair.From Santiago de Compostela: Santiago de Compostela airport with Aerlingus or Ryanair.

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  • Grade: Camino Difficulty Rating image
  • Distance: 125 km
  • Duration: 7 Days Camino Trip Legend 1
  • Trip style: GuidedCamino Trip Legend 2
  • Price from: 790 EURCamino Trip Legend 3
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